Worshiping at Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church
So what should you expect if you come to worship with us? First of all we worship on Saturday’s, which we refer to as the Sabbath. There are two parking lots for the church a smaller one on Winding Way and a larger lot on Pasadena Avenue. If you have pre-school aged children you might want to consider the Winding Way lot as their Sabbath School classes are closest to that lot.
We have education classes that we call Sabbath School that start at 9:30AM. There are classes for all ages. When you come you will be given a bulletin by one of our greeters, if you need help finding just the right Sabbath School class for you or your children they will lead you in the right direction. Sabbath School is from 9:30-10:30 each week. There is a 15 minute break between Sabbath School and church, you will find people talking and finding a place to sit in the sanctuary.
Church starts at 10:45 and is usually over around Noon. The worship service is definitely a blended worship service. That means you will find a variety of music and worship experiences. We are definitely a multi-generational church and our worship service reflects that. Some weeks you will hear our church choir, there is usually some numbers by our organist, and often a time for singing which includes contemporary Christian Songs as well as Traditional Hymns. There is almost always a special story just for children and often a special music. The bulk of the service is the sermon time which usually lasts about 20-25 minutes. In your bulletin you will have received a connect card which serves two purposes. The first is to help us to connect with you, please fill it out if you are a visitor and place it in the offering plate. The second purpose of the card is to connect you with God. The speaker for the day has put some action steps for you as you reflect on the message through the course of the week. Following the sermon is our offering and a blessing. We also have a prayer team that is available at the front of the church to pray with anybody who desires it following the service. In the lobby you will find some drinks and many people spend time talking following the service. From September-May there is a fellowship lunch and all are welcome to attend.
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